We have a 6 month old chi mix who is very playful and can be pushy, but he loves other dogs..so we adopted an 8 month old female chi mix. She will growl if he gets near her, and he doesn't know when to back off..so they will eventually fight, jumping on eachother and growling and what not and it gets scary! How can I get them to get along? I really want this adoption to work out. The new girl is so sweet with us and a good dog.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
It may be that they are establishing dominance. Dogs are, on a base level, simular to wolves (their ancestors). They are pack animals who have an established a heirarchy (who's alpha dog, ect). It may take time, but be watchful that they don't actually hurt each other and it should resolve it's self eventually.
Beautiful new babies. Mama and all are doing well.